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Online Gaming


Published 01.02.01


Computer games are not only fun but they, perhaps more than any other application, push the edge of computing power. We take a look at the latest in computer games and dedicated game consoles.

[Episode #1905, First broadcast: 10/16/2001]



Run time 29:03:00
Producer Steward Cheifet Productions
Audio/Visual sound, color

Segments

<p><a href="http://www.sega.com" ><b>Sega Dreamcast</b></a><br> Christian Svensson, Editor in Chief for <a href="http://www.mcvusa.com" >MCV</a>, a strategy guide for PC and video game retailers, demonstrates the Sega Dreamcast. The Dreamcast is a video game console that's Internet-ready with a 56k modem, 19 initial games, and optional keyboard. <p><a href="http://www.interplay.com/bgate/" ><b>Baldur's Gate</b></a><br> Every year has it's hot new computer game, the must-have title for your PC. This year's runaway hit is Baldur's Gate from Interplay. Chris Parker demonstrates this current Dungeons & Dragons type game that has gotten just about everybody's vote for best role playing game of the year. <p><a href="http://" ><b>Ryan MacDonald</b></a><br> Ryan MacDonald, writer for <a href="http://www.gamespot.com" >Gamespot.com</a> and <a href="http://www.videogames.com" >Videogames.com</a>, demonstrates three soon to be released hot games: Resident Evil 3 Nemesis for <a href="http://www.playstation.com" >Sony PlayStation</a>, WCW Mayhem and Rainbow Six for <a href="http://www.nintendo.com/home/index.html" >Nintendo 64</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.realityfusion.com" ><b>Reality Fusion</b></a><br> Chad Kinzelberg CEO of Reality Fusion, demonstrates the GameCam. The GameCam itself is a Quick Cam from Logitech; Reality Fusion makes interactive gaming technology (called FreeAction) which lets you see yourself on the monitor as you interact with PC-generated opponents and objects like basketballs or volleyballs.</p>

Reviews

Reviewer: ewood - - August 8, 2013
Subject: Available elsewhere with working audio
This is indeed a good episode for seeing the Dreamcast play a game online, apparently against some unwitting player out in the wider world.

Mainly, though, I wanted to mention that this episode is available here with working audio, but under a different title. It can be found here: http://archive.org/details/CC1816GAMING
Reviewer: game player s - - February 11, 2008
Subject: If only the audio on this Episode worked...
Was super disappointed to discover that all of the audio in this episode is missing! Really was especially looking forward to the segment with Christian Svensson demonstrating the Dreamcast online. Oh well, at least the audio is present for the game demonstrations.

It should be noted that the audio is not completely absent. The opening and closing theme music is present. Also there is audio for the games being demonstrated. Just really disappointing to not get to hear what is actually being discussed by the host and the guests.

Download it for the sake of seeing Dreamcast's NBA 2K1 online play demonstration.
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